Welcome back Panthers! Despite the madness that 2019-20 brought with school closures, I look forward to the challenges that COVID and distance learning have presented us with knowing that we will get through the struggles and be better for it. We have welcomed back nearly all our former teachers and we have brought in a few new faces as well. I am confident that all our new faces are excellent teachers and excited to be leading our students toward reaching their full potential this year.
COVID and remote learning have influenced our campus in many ways but something that all parents will recognize is the impact technology has had on the campus. We are now a 1 to 1 campus meaning that each student will be issued a Chromebook to be used at school and at home. The increased exposure to technology will help our students keep pace with the ever-changing world and they will be more-skilled potential employees once they graduate.
Normangee High School will challenge each student intellectually. We will push them to improve and do it in a fashion that keeps everyone involved as safe as possible. We will lift up those that need help and champion those willing to do more than expected. We will help them grow and develop into life-long learners with strong morals and a willingness to improve. We will encourage students to become involved in school activities, events, teams, and organizations. Through FFA, Athletics, and other extracurricular activities we will develop young men and women of character who understand the value of setting goals and working to achieve those goals. Ultimately, we will develop Panthers who are ready to go out into the community knowing that they have the tools needed to move forward and fulfill their dreams.
This year may be difficult at times for your child, and your child will need your support as we challenge them to push themselves to improve. I encourage you to communicate with your child’s teachers and let us know how we can help. Be our partners in this process, as we challenge them to reach their potential.
As much as we would like each school day to return to normal, we must keep in mind that it is the struggles in life that challenge us and that those struggles require us to improve. We must keep in mind that all struggles have the potential to help us grow into better people and those struggles are truly blessings in disguise when we approach them with the right attitude.
Let's have a terrific year!
It is Great to Be a Panther!